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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
SEVENTEENTH YEAB. OMAHA , MONDAY MQiiNING , APKIL 30 , 1888 , NUMBER 317.
RANDALL'S TARIFF STRENGTH
His Followers Will Dofont Chairman
IS BLAINE STILL IN THE RING.
Tlio President's CnmpalRn Conduct
and Bnnuncr ntintlnas Outlined
Kxccutccl AnnroltltttB' Cnso
to Io Revived Again.
Just HironK Enough to Difcnt ,
WASIIIXOTON BDHEAUrun OMAHA Bnn , 1
613 FouiiTKBNTit STUKF.T , >
WASIIIXIITOJJ , D. C. , April 29. J
Mr. Randall is confident that the Mills
tariff bill will never become n law in any
form. Ho knows his strength in opposition
to It , nnd every man who will vote with him
on the democratic side has been instructed to
keep quiet until the tlmo comes for action.
Ono of Mr. Itnndnll's most confidential and
Intimate friends in the house said to mo to
night : "Tho Mills tariff bill will bo defeated
by between five and eight majority. The
Randall democrats are laying very low , so ns
not to expose themselves to outsldo influ
ences. Fifteen men on the democratic sldo
will vote with Mr. Randall to defeat the bill ,
and the three or four independents in the
house are in opposition to the measure , which
leaves a natural majority of democrats
in the house , politically speaking , of
fifteen. There will not bo over three
republicans who will vote for the bill , no
matter how It is amended. Add these to the
fifteen majority and the democrats on the
subject would have eighteen majority if nil
on their sldo supported the measure. It will
thus bo seen that only ten democrats are
necessary to overcome this majority of fifteen
democrats and three republicans , In all
eighteen. Mr. Randall is sure of fifteen.
That makes the majority against the bill five. "
Judge Kellcy also figures that the bill will bo
defeated by nt least live majority.
1VH.I. Mil. 1JLA1NI ! MIKE AXOTHKH ANNOUNCE
Some of Mr. Blaluo's most intimate friends
in congress express that the general nnd wide
discussion of the condition of that dlstln-
guInlicd ccntloman's health , and the prob
ability of his nnmo being placed before the
convention , will very soon bring from
him another announcement. For sometime ,
subsequent to the publication of Mr. Blulno's
lost letter concerning his candidacy , there
was nn expression among public men In
Washington to the effect that it took him
clear outsldo of the list of presidential possi
bilities. The publications which soon .fol
lowed announcing that Mr. Blnino's health
was very much impaired , seemed to confirm
this belief. But the mote recent denials by
his sons and Intimate friends that ho was in
ill health have had the effect of creating
what , to-dny. is deemed to bo more thnn a
suspicion that even Mr. Blalno him
self entertains the idea of lending
his party in the approaching campaign.
More than anything else to Impress this im
pression is the instruction given so many
delegates to the Chicago convention selected
in the cast for Mr. Blainc , and also the selec
tion of so many delegates in the west and
central states without the customary instruc
tions. It is stated by the most ardent
friends of Mr. Blaine that in nine instances
out of ten , where there have been no instruc
tions in states which have heretofore cast
their delegates votes for the man from
Mninc , it is intended that ho shall bo sup
ported for the nomination in convention
again , in the event it is shown his health is
good enough to muko his nomination ad
visable.Mil. . CLEVELAND'S CAMPAIGN I'UNS.
I "The president and I intend to have jolly
times during the campaign , " said Mrs.
Cleveland to a friend the other day. "Wo
will have some nice trips to several parts of
the country , and will spend some of the hot
term In the mountains.
' That is , you ore going to kiudo' "swing
nround the circle ! " suggested the lady to
Mrs. Cleveland , who replied :
"Oh , not that , but wo have so many Invi
tations to attend public affairs that it will
give us quite u jaunt whenever the president
can get away from his ofllclnl duties. Soon
nflor congress adjourns wo will take a trip
into the mountains , whore wo can fish and
get some vest , and then jvo shall return hero.
Oak View will afford a retreat whenever it
is necessary for the president to bo In Wash
ington , nnd wo can slip out through the
country on little trips ns convenience will
From another source I have it that the
president docs not Intend to bo ns inactive
during the npproaching campaign as ho was
in 1B84. On the contrary ho Intends to man-
ngo his own campaign , nnd to that end the
postofllco und Interior departments hnve been
well organized for political work. The pres
ident is very much pleased over the transfer
of Mr. Vilns to the Interior department and
the securing of Mr. Dickinson for the post-
( ifllco portfolio. Ho wns not disposed nt llrst
to appoint Mr. Falrchild to bo secretary of
the treasury , bollovlnp that lie should have a
ttioro experienced politician , as well as nn
abler financier , but Mr. Fnlrehild lias fnr ex-
needed tha expectations of the president. It
la Einld by oue of Mr. Fnlrchild's most inti
mate friends that under President Cleveland
the head of the treasury department Is little
less' than n figurehead , ns not the slightest
circular or ofllcial net can bo Issued or per
formed without the fullest consultation and
direction of the chief executive.
It can bo seen from all ( his that the presi
dent will enter the campaign feeling that ho
vfrfU'enJoy himself mid succeed himself. It
is rciwutudly said that even if Mr. Blaine
eliould bo hfs opponent ho docs not expect
any of the personal animosities which em-
biltcrcd the last campaign nnd mndo the can
didates lose much of their self-respect ns well
ns comfort. The outlook , In this respect , is
very encouraging to Mrs. Cleveland. Had
gho been the president's wife in 18S4 her po
sition would hnvo been uncomfortable. The
president Is free to say that ho expects the
.campaign to bo fought on tarllt nnd free
trade lines. Ho expects his position on the
surplus ami other national and party issues
to also come in for a share of the discussion
In the approaching campaign , and for this
jcason lie is mndu to feel well ,
The president does not expect any open or
direct work In the campaign to bo done by
liny of his cabinet officers except the post-
innstor general , the secretary of the Interior
nnd the becrctary of the navy. The other
men in his cabinet nro not regarded by him
us politicians ; und besides their peculiar con
nection with the government would muko
their work more awkward than that of the
three pfllccm named. Dickinson nnd Vllns
nro ulreaily quite active , but the secretary ot
the navy is bo deeply engaged with his ad
ministration that ho hni not hud nn opportu
nity to huiidlo the navy yards nnd forces ho
has in his employ with u view to political ad
AN ECHO FIIOM CHICAGO'S IATB ANARCHISTS.
' The phosts of the lately executed Chicago
anarchists nro to bo brought up in the courts
licro and mndo to frighten someone , If pass- !
boout ! of f 70 , the cost for printing tha briefs
in tlio appeal case before Itho sumonia court ,
Gibson Brothcis , printers , intend to bring u
cult against , General Benjamin F , Buttlcr ,
one of the Inwyois for the anarcliibts , for the
sum named. They claim General Buttlcr
ordered the printing of the briefs , and that
lie is responsible for the cost.
I'KXblONS roil NL1I11ASKA.
Original Invalid Jiuiies H. Mitchell , Stan-
ton. Jncrcaso Harrison Klglitmiro , Buinctt ;
JuiucsA , Hooz ( navy ) , Silver Creek. He-
issue- Lewis W. Weldon , Gibbon. Original
widows , ote - Elizabeth , widow of KH Greg
ory , Arnpahoo. Mexican widows Mary A. ,
widow of Charles W. Fuming , Gchriug.
PKIIKY S. HEATII.
WASIIISOTOX , April 29. ISpecial to the
D K.J About half of ( ho members who have
epolien on the tariff bill in the house , nr who
J Iiitcdd to deliver speeches upon it , .hnvo'hr.d ,
lor boaio time , their remarks hi pi int. It has
become a custom In this congress for mem
bers of both branches of It after carefully
writing set speeches upon any subject to send
It to the government printing office , have
them put into typo , andtho _ proof carefully
read and corrected before delivery. Very
frequently ndvanco copies of these speeches
are placed in the hands of the homo editors
nnd correstxmdonts of newspapers weeks be
fore the speeches nro delivered in congress ,
The other day I snw two members sitting
before the grate on the floor of the house ,
behind the outer lobby , rending one to the
other extracts from their tariff speeches. It
was n scene sunlllarto the dlnlognn rending
that some times takes place in primary
Occasionally a member or senator is "all
broke up" in the delivery of ono of these
printed speeches. Ho docs not expect to bo
interrupted , nnd when ho is it becomes
necessary for him to either destroy the
record by printing the speech which ho has
had in type for some time , or having it re
written by the ofllclal stenographers and reset
nt the government printing ofllcc , with n
view to preserving the matter in type , if not
to avoid getting Into deep water by a running
discussion of the subject with various mem
bers. The men who deliver these printed-
in-ailvanco speeches usually rcfunc to yield
the floor for members to ask questions. It Is
not nn uncommon thing to see a member ,
during the tariff discussion , beg his fellow
members to desist from asking questions
while ho is delivering his speech. An hour
is set nsldo for such members , In
which to speak , nnd the strangers In the
galleries are led to believe that it is because
the members speaking do not want to en
croach upon their tlmo that they refuse to
yield.to questions. This is not true In most
Instances. The member talking Is cither
afraid to go beyond the outlines of his writ
ten speech by want of general information ,
or ho desires to preserve the body. Intact , of
the speech as it stands in type at the govern
ment printing ofllcc.
This practice makes a great deal of extra
nnd expensive work for the public printer.
Some of the men who think they can deliver
fine-spun speeches on the subject ,
correct and revise them in advance
to a great extent , and then when they are de
livered filially they nro so broken up by per
sistent members who refuse to keep quiet
that the speeches have to bo entirely reset
into type. *
Ono senator recently had his speech put
into typo three times , and It was n lengthy
speech , too. After ho had the original manu
script put into typo , ho was very much dis
satisfied with the speech , and rewrote it.
After all of the corrections nnd revisions had
been mndo ho upended himself to speak ,
never thinking that he would bo interrupted
by other senators. Ho was so questioned
that his speech was all broken up into dia
logue , so that it had to bo put into typo for
the third time.
The oOlcial stenographers in both houses
are always at their posts during the delivery
of ono of these prepared speeches. When
there nro no interruptions they do not follow ,
as a usual thing , the speaker ; but the Instant
any ono rises to put a question , or make coir-
mcnt , the stenographer begins his work. In
many Instances senators and representatives
require the stenographers to takedown every
word of their speeches , notwithstanding the
fact that they read from manuscript or print.
They do this with n view to catching any im
provements they may make as they read , as
it sometimes occurs that they have an inspira
tion and add to their prepared speech what
they consider a valuable suggestion.
IOWA'S JOLLY JOKEIi.
How General Henderson Had the
Laugh on a Fellow Coimnlttecman.
WASHINGTON , April 20. [ Special to the
Bnn. ] General Henderson , who is ono of
the oldest members from Iowa , and ono of
the strongest men In the house , is a practical
joker. Ho Is a member of the sub-committee
of the committee on appropriations , which
compiles and icports to the full committee
the District of Columbia appropriation bill.
Mr. Clements of Georgia Is chairman of the
sub-committee , The committees in congress
navitig District of Columbia matters In
charge are importuned with those local de
tails affecting improvements , taxes , etc. , the
same as nro committees in the city council ,
nnd if they look closely after the good of the
people most directly inteiestcd they must
necessarily familiarize themselves with local
Recently the sub-committee had a propo
sition before it looking towards a number of
improvements in the city of Washington
affecting streets , etc. There wcio appeals
from the people to bo heard verbally and by
petition , but the sub-committee concluded
that It would take up too much time to hnvo
these hearings , und refused to consider
ttiem. Ono dny General Henderson was
standing In front of the door to the room of
the committee on appropriations when a
number of reporters for the Washington
ncwspapeis approached him for news. "Just
say , boys , that the sub-committeo having the
District apmoprintkm bill In charge has con
cluded to hear everybody in the District
wanting anything , and that they should re
port to this room to-morrow nnd next dny ,
and Mr. Clements will ha glad to show them
every attention nnd hear their demands. "
That afternoon General Henderson left for
his homo in Iowa , to bo gene several days.
The next morning delegation after delegation
of citizens called at the room of the commit
tee on appropriation. * and.enquired for Mr.
Clements. They had lawyers , and neighbor
hood orators , and community speakers , nnd
class leaders , nnd school teachers , and chair
men of committees , till the corridor was
blocked jip. They wcro there to see Mr.
Clements and to usk for every conceivable
appropriation. The messenger to the com
mittee room finally found Mr. Clements , nnd
told htm of the hundreds of people waiting
for him , and the Ccbrglnn was occupied all
dny explaining to them Umt the announce
ment In the local newspapers was made under
n misapprehension , puriug nearly nil of Gen
eral Henderson's absence Mr. Clements was
culled out of the house every few minutes by
delegations who wanted tojbo heard , nnd ft
wns not until n day or two ngo that ho
learned thai it was a set-up job by the genial
statesman from the west ,
Shn Married in Haste.
ST. JosEi-ii , Mo. , April 29. [ Special Tele
gram to the HKB. ] About noon to-dny Mrs.
Ella Dye , a young woman , about twenty-five
years of age , attempted to commit suicldo at
the Qucon City hotel by taking u heavy dose
ofmoiphino. Mrs. Dye is the wife of Will
iam Dye , who hns charge of the silk ucpait-
ment at Sampson & Schmcchel'H dry goods
store. She was married in this city four
weeks ago. Her father is very wealthy nnd
resides In Noah Court House , Ohio. While
visiting u friend nt Obcrlln , ICun. , who was
clerking in a store there , she mot Dye , and
against her parent's consent followed him teSt
St , Joseph and married him. Her husband
is dissipated nnd has neglected her , which
lias so effected her that she determined to
end bur life. Atton'llng ' physicians say she
will probably recover.
Cincinnati's Sunday Closing Imw.
CINCINNATI , O. , April 29 , [ Special Telo-
grnmto the BEK. ] The police arrested four
men for keeping saloons open to-day In do-
ilanco of the new law , These houses were
thronged with immense , noisy , scrambling
crowds. About ono hundred other houses
kept open and the police have Informations
ngaitibt them which they will lllo to-morrow.
Nearly all the hill-top resorts wcro open in
violation of law , A solitary saloon opened
on McMlckcn nvcnuo nnd sold two hundred
kegs of beer during the day. At the hotels
all the bais were closed but the guests at
many of them wcro furnished liquors In their
rooms. To-night a few saloons that were
closed nil duy have oi > ciicd their doors. This
WHS tlio dny of tlio application of the now
Sunday closing law.
Thirteen 1'ert.ons Drowned.
L.O.N-UON , April 9 , The tjiip .Smyrna was
sunk in u collision with Uia steamer Mete off
tl'o Islajul ofo Wight ' to-Ofay. .Thirteen per
sons wcro droivucd.
THE LABEL WARNS BUYERS ,
Salutory Effects of Iowa's Sensible
HISTORY OF A LITTLE STORE.
The Democratic Factional Fight In
DulnKHic County anil the State
Convention Promising Proa *
pccts For the Convention.
Pitrchnscfa Are Forewarned1.
Dns MOINES , la. , April 29. [ Special to
the Bnc. ] The good effects of the olcomor-
gerino law'arc scciv in all Darts' of the state.
When dealers have to announce a fraud as a
fraud very few people care to buy nt any
price. Dairy Commissioner Sherman , who
has just returned from n tour of observation
through the state , says that the sulo of bu
tcrlno is exceedingly light In Iowa. The law
now requires persons wishing to sell any sub'
stltuto for butter that Is not butter to take
out a license , and the astonishing fact Is
stated that there nro only six licenses of this
kind in Iowa. There is ono in Burlington ,
ono in Kcokuk , ono in Ccntrcvlllo and three
In Davenport. Two of the licensees In Dav
enport are not in the business , claiming that
it didn't pay. The third ono told Mr. Sher
man that when his license expires on the 1st
of May ho will not roncw It , Ho says ho
docs not sell enough to make sufficient profit
to pay for the license. Ho declares it Is very
hard to sell the stuff when the package Is la
belled with Its true name. So the genuine
dairy product has full sweep In Iowa.
A very important stone has recently been
discovered in this city which Is attracting a
good deal of attention at present. On the
south side of the court house square a small
stone stands exposed above the rubbish that
has hitherto covered it. A good many people
didn't know what it meant , and have been
inquiring among the older residents. Now
comes the information that the stone is a
meridian stone set up by government ofllcials
some eighteen or twenty years ago. It was
on the occasion of an eclipse when the gov
ernment sent observers to Iowa to take ob
servations , and DCS Moines was selected ns
ono of the places. Prof. Simon New-
comb , at that tlmo at the head of the naval
observatory and the compiler of the
nautical almanac , was hero In per
son. The first thing necessary
was to get their bearings ofllcially with
reference to the observatories at Washington
nnd Greenwich. After these dutu were
found Prof. Ncwcomb had a stone set up and
properly marked to stand as a very Import
ant guide for future use. That was the stone
that has just been attracting so much atten
tion. The mark which it commemorates is
longitude west 90 degrees , 43 minutes nnd 5
seconds , latitude north 41 degrees , and 35
seconds. So if anybody in this western
country gets lost nnd wants to know just
where he Is , ho can come to the court house
yard in DCS Molncs and put his foot on that
stone and he will have then a definite , exact
and mathematical location. It is safe to say
that that stone will not bo disturbed now
that its history is known.
There is a good deal of interest being taken
in the changes in railroad rates that will bo
necessary as a result of the railroad legisla
tion of the past winter. Representatives of
the leading Iowa lines nro at work now in
Chicago to have their rates conform-to the
requirements of the now law. The first
thing they will have to do will be to change
the existing rates so as to make the short
haul no greater than the long haul. It is not
yet known what the railroad commissioners
will do. Commissioner Campbell J.as been
carefully m < 'cstigating the Illinois system
and rates , aifd some think that for the prcsj
ent the board will adopt the Illinois rates ,
with such incidental chances as may bo nec
essary to meet the conditions In Iowa. As
the law allows tlio commissioners sixty days
after the law Itself goes into effect , there is
no immediate hurry about promulgating the
now rate , and they nro workingalong"slowly
and , consequently , carefully.
Taylor county , which has been the hotbed
of grangcrisin in the past fcw.vcars , an
nounces ns a republican candidate for con-
cress Mr. J. I1. Flick. This looks as if Mr.
Anderson , the Independent republican elected
two years ago , was going to have trouble to
bo rcnominatcd. While Mr. Flick himself
did not support Anderson then , yet the re
publicans of his county very conerally did.
If they nro now for a man of their' ' own they
will take away from Mr. Anderson one of the
strongest props of his candidacy.
The democratic state convention to elect
delegates to the national convention meets
at Dubuque next Wednesday. A number of
candidates are proposed for delegates at
largo , among them Mr. J. H. Shields , of
Dubuque ; Mr. Kclloy , editor of the Tribune ,
Sioux City ; Mr. W. W. Witmcr , of DCS
Moines ; Mr. J. J. Richardson , of Davenport :
Mr. Cato Sells , of La Porto ; and Mr. Fred
Lclmmnn , of this city. There does not
seem to be any particular contest
over the nomination , and the real
light of the convention is likely
to bo of another kind. The domocrfits of
Dubuque have gotten themselves Into n snarl
which will require more than the diplomacy
of able leaders to untnnglo. There arc two
factions in the local democracy , ono ( leaded
by the postmaster and editor' of ono demo
cratic paper , and the Other headed by the ed
itor of the other democratic pnpcr.- Each as
pires to leadership , and ono faction baVlng
at ono time supported some republicans as a
schema to defeat the knights of labpr , the
other side , which represents the dctn6crntlo
worktnemen , has declared bitter war upon It.
Contesting delegations will go tofhostato
convention from that city and thnUbody will
have to dccido whether the short-haired or
silk stockings represent the real democracy
of Dubuquo. Whatever the dccisipn will bo
It is going to make it wide breach In the
democracy of the banner democratic county
of the state.
The attorney general is evidently disposed
to make what capital he can In his canvas for
rcnoinlnatlon or for supreme court judge , but
ho has gene nt It In a very Indiscreet way for
a politician , at least. A few davs ago ho
hunted up nn old statute which has been
practically obsolete for years , which requires
transcripts of Judgments nnd notices of ap
peals , etc , , in nil criminal cases in a county
where judgment has been rendered ngalnst
the defendants and have been appealed to
the supreme court , to be furnished to the
attorney general. This functionary , who has
it very exulted opinion of the hnK | > rtanco of
his ofllce , pounced upon Clerk Wilkinson of
this city -the other day wjih a notice of this
kind. There were a largo number of eases
and the work of making the transcriptions
was very laborious , But the clerk bet about
having it made , evidently not BO quickly as
the , nttoniey general would desire , for lie
secured an order Troln the governor to bring
suit ngalnst the clerk to compel him to do t > o
nt onto or bo removed from onlco. The gen
eral sentiment of the community is that the
nttoniey general has gene off prematurely ,
and Unit thlb sudden zeal in Jacking after
piohlbltion cases , as all of these happen to
bo , will not materially Increase his chance
for further advancement.
The special committee appointed by the
hist legislature to investigate the affairs of
the the htnto university have issued nbtico .
lixlng n hearing for May l&nt lowuCity.
The call which this commission has Issued is
very sweeping in its character , nid | not lies
ovcrsbody who lias any sort of a complaint or
criticism against the university , its buildings ,
its management or the jnor.il atmosphere of
its surroundings , to ho on hand with his com
plaint. If u drug net of this kind doesn't
take in nil of the Jaundiced cilticisms and
whining complaints of disgruntled professors
and old muidish men , then they never will
get another chance. It la to bo hok | > tl that
this-investigation will bo so sweoplng- and so
thorough that when it is concluded every
body will bo willing to Llet the unlvcisity
nlono fdr n tow ycara.
Great interest is being taken in the coining
convention of republican , clubs which meets
Ucro ucxV Wednesday. Considering the
shortness of tlmo for ; preparation slnco the
call was Issued It Is remarkable what Irttorust
nnd enthusiasm hap been aroused. Clubs
from the most remote part of the state have
selected delegates and signified their inten
tion of coming. As lucre nro no candidates
to bo elected to lucrative offices to pay faro
or procure passed for the boys , It is evident
that pure enthusiasm for the party good Is
the only motive calling the clans together.
There is naturally n great dcslro to hear the
famous orators who nro to speak that day.
Hon. Edward O. Wolcott , of Denver , has
made no public address since his famous
speech at the NJJW England dinner In New
York city lost December As ho
Is very frequently mentioned as a candidate
for United States senator from Colorado it is
thought that thin speech will have especial
significance and will bo read with special in
terest by the people of both states. Colonel
Hepburn nnd Mr. Dolllvor both have hosts of
friends nnd admirers' who are always glad to
hear them. Each thas , so to speak , n con
stituency thoroughly attached and always
ready to support them in whatever they
undertake. As reduced rates have been
secured in some oases of ono faro for the
round trip , and in'allcasos at least of ono
nnd one-third faro , the attendance now
promises to bo very largo. Although Iowa is
the last of the northwestern states to have
Its convention of clubs , yet it looks now as If
It would surpass them , all in numbers and
Death of nn Iowa Veteran.
Dunuqtm , In. , April 20. Mrs. General G.
W. Jones died suddenly this morning , ngo
seventy-six. Her husband , who survives
her , was the first senator from Iowa on its
admission , serving from 1848 to 1850 , when
he was appointed minister to Bogota , Gen
eral and Mrs. Jones wcro married in 1829.
She was Josephine Grcgoiro , n member of nn
old French family of Sto Gcncviovc , Mo.
THE CLEARANCE RECORD.
The Financial Transactions of the
BOSTON , Moss. , April 29. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The following table
compiled from dispatches to the Post from
the managers of the leading clearing-houses
of the United States , shows the gross ex
changes for the 'week ' ended April 23 ,
18S8 , with the rate per cent of increase or de
crease ns compared with' the amounts for the
corresponding week Jnst year :
Topeka not Included In total.
HEIRS TO A FOUTUNE.
An Old New Jersey Couple Lifted
Prom Poverty to Riches.
Nnw YOUK , April 29. [ Special Telegram
to the BnE.l Mrs. Lawrence Corcoran , of
South Orange , N. J. , has proven her claim
to a share of a fortune , said to bo $7,500,000 ,
loft ns the residuary estate of Mrs. Ellen
Blake , of England. Two years ago word
wns received by Lawrence Corcoran that his
wife was heir to ? 500,000. They investigated
nna have Just found the value of the estate is
upwards of $7,000,000 , which includes pos
sessions nt Mansfield , O. , and in England.
A reporter called on the Corcorans last night
to obtain their version of the rumor of their
good luck. They live in the Btirk homestead
nnd have been obliged to work "nurd to make
both ends meet. Larry , ns ho Is culled ,
walked miles daily to and from his work and
regularly his wife walked from her homo to
Summit mountain to begin her day's toll.
The tnle of the old couple is this : In the
county Lonpford , Ireland , their ancestors
dwelt. Nelllo , the daughter , was the flower
of the pnrlsh. Her beauty won the hcnrt of
Hobert Dudley Blake , nn officer in the Eng
lish army and n member of n rich family.
Ho married her and wns disowned. The ex-
officer cnmo to tliisi country and settled at
Mansfield. He wa's successful after some
years and retired from active business. Thir
teen ytara ago the husband died nnd the
Corcorans rdcsutly received Information of
their great fortune.
A WEIjIj-HEEljKI ) VAGRANT.
St. Joe Policemen Discover That They
Hnvo Mndo a Rich Mistake.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , April 29. [ Special Tel
egram to the BcE.J About two weeks ngo n
woman wns arrested by the police in this
city nnd sent to tl0 | calaboose as a vngrant in
the belief that she was Intoxicated. At that
time she only hnd 32 cents In her possession
nnd no other personal effects. She guvo her
nnmo as Julia O. Flaherty. This morning
she was ngain nrrestqd'nnd It now turns out
that her real nnmo is Johanna Fllnn nnd that
she Is crazy. She had In her possession to-
dny $70 in cash anU a note for $321 , dated
December 25,1637 , duo ono yc.ar after date ,
nnd signed by E , B , 'Hnynoy ' , of Henderson ,
Minn. , who Is the proprietor of several livery
stables there , Sha hud in addition n check
book on Plnnklngton'a bank in Milwaukee ,
showing certificates of deposits amounting to
S-ll , nnd n check book showing $100 deposited
In the Provident association saving company ,
of Boston. She appears to bo well educated
and refined , but who' she Is or where she
comes from is a mystery.
The Wcnther Crop Bulletin.
WASHINGTON , April 29. The weather crop
bulletin fqr the post week says : Owing to
n general deficiency of rain the weather of
the past week has affected growing crops un
favorably. Haln is especially needed in the
winter wheat sections nnd in tlio northern
portions of the gulf scutes. Frosts occurred
in Ccntucky , eastern Tennessee , isorth Car
olina , South Carolina and the middle Atlantic
states during the week , which probably in
jured vegetables and fruits , Hcpoits Jrom
Kansas , Minnesota and western Missouri in
dleuto that the weather hns been favorable
in these sections and that farm work Is well
advanced. The weather is reported as favor-
nblo in New England where plowing und
planting are in pro i ess.
Nuxv YOUK , April 29. [ Special Telegram
to the BEK. ] The Auronia nnd Arabia , from
Liverpool ; the Anchorin , from Glasgow ; the
Calami , from llotterdam ; La Chamnngno ,
from Havro ; the Denmark , from London.
HAVKE , April 20. Arrived La Bourgogno
fiom New York.
QUEBSSTOWN , April 29. The Sovvla from
New York for Liverpool arrived Saturday
NEW YOIIKApril SO. Ai lived The
Anroan fiom LSvcjpooL
TEXT OF THE PAPAL DECREE
Pope Loo's Pronunclamonto Against
the Flan of Campaign.
LAWFUL RENTS MUST BE PAID.
American Artists Well Represented
On the Walls of the Salon Some
or Those Who Furnished
The Edict Afinlnst Ireland.
LONDON , April 89. The text of the papal
On several occasions the apostollo see lias
given the people of Ireland , whom it has
always regarded with special benevolence ,
suitable admonition and advice , when cir
cumstances required , ns to how they might
defend their rights without Injury to Justice
or public pence. Our holy father , Lee XIII ,
fearing lest In the species of warfare that
had been Introduced among the Irish In con
tests between landlord nnd tenants , and
which Is commonly called the "plan of cam
paign , " and In the kind of social
Interdict called boycotting , arising from the
satno contests , the true sense of Justice and
charity might bo perverted , ordered the
supreme congregation of Inquisition to sub
ject the matter to serious and careful exam
ination. Hcnca the following was proposed
to their eminences , the cardinals of that
congratlon. Is It permissible In dis
putes between landlords nnd their tenants
In Ireland to use the means known ns the
"plan of campaign''and "boycotting" ? After
long nnd mature deliberation their cml-
ncnclcs unanimously answered In the nega
tive and their decision was confirmed by the
holy father on Wednesday , the 18th of the
present month. The Justice of this decision
will bo readily seen by any one who applies
his inlud to consider that the rent agreed on
by mutual consent cnnnot , without violation
of contract , bo diminished nt the mcro will of
the tenant , especially when there arc tribu
nals appointed for settling such contro
versies and reducing unjust rents , within
the bounds of equity , after taking into ac
count the causes which diminish the value of
land. Neither can it bo considered permissn-
blo that rents bo extorted from tenants nnd
deposited In the hands of unknown persons
to the detriment of land owners. Finally it
is contrary to Justice and charity to
persecute by social interdict these who
arqjjatlsflcd to pay the rents they agreed
to pay-or hose who in the exercise of their
rights take Vacant farms. It will , therefore ,
bo youftlordshlp'b duty prudently but effect
ually to a'dviso and exhort the clergy and
laity not to transgress the bounds of Christian
charity and Justice while they arc striving
for remedy for their distressed condition.
( Signed ) CAIIIJINAI , MONACO.
Kpmo , April 20.
"What Egtm nnd Button Have to Sny
or the Pope's Decree.
LINCOLNNob. , April 23. On the question
of the papal * condemnation of the plau of
campaign. Patrick Egan , ex-president of the
National League of America , said"'to-day :
"Such n course of Rome has been expected
by those acquainted with the intrigue be
tween the tory government and the Vatican.
It 1ms long been the desire of papal advisers
to secure direct diplomatic relations with
England nnd have an accredited repre
sentative at the court of St. James.
It was alsoa pet scheme to
have endowed the Catholic university
in Ireland. It is understood the tory govern
ment has promised to satisfy these desires on
condition the authority of the papacy bo di
rected toward what they are pleased to term
the 'pacification of Ireland' in other words ,
the crippling of the national league. This
attempt at spiritual interference in matters
partly temporal nnd political , will , instead of
suppressing , put now life and determination
Into the movement ; will raise up unexpected
dlOlcultlcs for England , nnd bring no credit
or advantage to Rome. Irish Catholics re
cognize very clearly that chuich men
are not the church , nnd while they
will have no quarrel with the
later , they will stand no dictation from the
former , nnd especially when no question of
faith and morals is involved. To resort to
such methods to keep their cuds by the
Tory government indicates they are indeed
getting into desperate straights. "
Secretary Sutton of the league says :
"Papal interference with the national affairs
of Ireland should meet with speedy nnd
emphatic resistance. It is not the llrst time
Homish politicians have been hired to knife
the nationality of Ireland , only to
Hml the cdgo of their weapons turned
by the indcstructiblo breast plato of Ireland's
lldelity to the principles of liberty. Wo dis
tinguish rnoro clearly , perhaps , than any
other people in the world the line that divides
religion from politics , and wo have never
hesitated to resist Homan Interference with
our political affairs. If another lesson is
needed , our people will not bo slow in giving
it. The action of Homo , as reported , is ex
ceedingly ill-advised and can only result in
injury not to Ireland ns a nation , but to
Catholicity as a religion. "
America. Well Represented.
[ Copi/i ( u/it / 1SSS Jju James donlnn llennclt.1
PAIIIS , April SO. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the lien. ] America is
well represented at the Paris salon of this
year. Out of 2GbO paintings no less than 170
nro sent by American artistH. All the tlmo
honored names now acclimatised on the
world of French art , nro well reprcbcntcd ,
nndiiiany new recruits nro added. Bacon ,
Alice IiuclU3utlcr , F. B. Clmdwick , Clinton ,
Smith , Curtis , Dana , Darling , Dodge , Doug
las , Forbes , Woller , Guy , Uosolio , Cells ,
Eleanor and Kathleen Grcatoio , P. L , Hale ,
the three Harrisons , Hitchcock , S. F. Hoi-
man , W. ll. Ilowo , J. Kayanagh , D. It.
Knight , W. McEwon , A. F. Mnthews , W. L.
Mctcalf , II. Mo sler , A. II. Munsel , C. New
man , A. G. Page , Stephen Hills Parker ,
Charles Sprague Pcarco , J , A. Prichard , C.
S. Heinluirt , Frank Scott , llobcrt Sowcll ,
W. S. Medly , Giiylord , Fruesscll ,
C. S. Webber , Edwin Weeks-nil
these and many more will excite
much notice varnishing day and during the
months that the salon will bo open to the
Of the French names one may say that
Francois Flaming and Carl Gutthor/ hold
the decorative side of the vcutibule. Bonnat
sends a portrait of Jules Ferry , while close
by is a Flaming of General Uoulatigcr. J. 11.
Blin Bouguercau sends "Adam uud Eve
Walling over Abel , " whilst Jules Breton has
painted a very poetical group of generals go
ing to Join a religious procession. There nr
very few of the flighty or pruriently sensa
tional Hems of last year , whilst studio cari
catures are creditably absent. The salon is
certainly far above the average more dig
nity , inoio evidence of oxaltcd tastes and not
quite sp many portraits either , nnd better thnn
usual. The champion horror is a nude girl
Just murdered by a negro slave iu a harem
by Maurice Bompnrd , but there nro very little
slaughter house art battle pictures. Vivid
and reJllstia landscapes ri\thcr than tiuao
bculpt-uo abounds. Al.thongh 1t is a goodly
show it ovidencea very JJttlo transQendintnl
talent and seems too much like work done to
The Herald's European edition publishes
to-day the following list of Americans rcgls-
tercdnt its bureau In Paris : Biessncck ,
Hugo , Now York , Hotel Ucllevuo ; Cnakny
S. G. and v ifc. Detroit , Hotel Saint Petersburg -
burg ; GUI , William P. , Brooklyn , Hotel Con
tinental ; Hlnsdalo , C. E. , DetroltHotol Saint
Petersburg ; Ivcs , Miss N. J. , Chicago , Hotel
Saint Petersburg ; MarcusG. San Francisco ,
Grand hotel ; Sloan. A. K. , Brooklyn , Grand
hotel ; Wcrthelmer , L. , Now York , Grand
hotel ; Whlttlcsey , Miss M. S. , New Britain ,
Hotel Saint Petersburg.
Deri 111 News.
BBIIUN , April 29. [ Special Cablegram to
the BEE. ] It Is scml-ofllclally stated that no
rofcrcnca was mtulo to the betrothal ques
tion In the Interview between Prince Bis
marck ana Queen Victoria. The Post
asserts that the discussion vrnf mainly on
the Brunswick succession question.
The Oldenburg diet will meet May S to
grant a subvention for the construction of a
port at Nodcnham to compete with Brcmer-
The Wcsor Zoltung reports that Kuntz and
Tappcnbcck's expedition to the Interior of
Cnuicrooms was recently attacked by natives
and two oftlccrs severely wounded.
From nn English Standpoint.
LONDON , April 29. The Economist soys
to-day : "Wo expect to hear little of Ameri
can treasury'accumulations if the American
government maintains the present rnto of
purchasing bonds. There will bo a difllculty ,
however , which Is likely to Increase as the
supply of bonds diminishes. It is easy to
skim the market of bonds closely hold , but
dlfllcult to reach those held for investment ,
which will only bo surrendered on distinctly
advantageous terms. "
Commenting on the presidential election
the Economist fays : "A vast business ,
financial nnd railway schemes , hangs upon
the result of the election. Even English
business waits. Europe has hardly realized
that the growth of America has advanced
the president's position to one of immense
power and responsibility , so that it is now
one of the first importance on earth.
American diplomacy is guided by
the president's decision and affects all coun
tries. The president is now resolving the
fisheries question with England , the Sainoan
question with Germany , the emigration ques
tion with China and the consular rights qucs :
tion with Morocco. Ho may next week de
cide whether America shall produce a finan
cial ruin in Paris and shako the French re
public by its treatment of Do Lcsseps'
Panama canal scheme. "
A Boiilnnulst Row. en
PAHIS , .April 29. Charles Ferry was to-dny
elected senator for the Vosgos department ,
defeating the Boulanglst and conservative
On Saturday night a crowd of Boulanglsts
collected outside the Student's club , where
' 300 students were assembled. The students
gathered at the .windows and on hearing
snouts for Boulaiiger fired four revolver
shots into the crowd. No botly was injured ,
but the people were so nngercdTlhey forcibly
resisted the police , who tried to disperse
them. The students then issued in n body
und n general melee ensued. Finally troops
of mounted gen d'armcs arrived and dis
persed the jnob. A .few persons were in
jured , The excitement continues ,
The Emperor's Condition.
BEIILIN , April 29. The emperor has a
Slight cough , but passed nn excellent day.
There was wns no return of the fever and ho
is in the best of spirits.
A Duel Unto Death.
PAHIS , April 29. In n duel in the Bois do
Boulogne to dny between Dupius mid Ilnbcrt ,
art critics , the former wns killed.
NEVER DRANK A DROP.
PrcachcrTalmnRC Vehemently Denies
a False Accusation.
NEW YOUK , April 29. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] Rev. T. Do Witt Talmngc , of
Brooklyn , before delivering his sermon to-day
made the following personal statement : "An
infamous fnlsehood hns gone Into every citv
nnd neighborhood of this country and lias
been discussed by hundreds of newspapers.
The report says that recently in entertaining
the ofllcers of the Thirteenth regiment at my
house I gave them four kinds of wino There
wns not a drop of wino or nny kind of intoxi
cating liquors , twenty-live gentlemen there
present being witnesses. 1 will give 1,000
reward to nny ono who will prove that ono
drop of wino was offered , or will give that
amount to any charitable institution Unit is
named by nny respectable clergyman , lawyer
or detective , such person being the judge in
the whole matter. Thnt which I suppose
wns told as u Joke is being used all over the
land to give the Impression that temperance
men are hypocrites. I icspectfiilly nsk Unit
the newspapers which have been misled by
the report correct it. "
HARRIET CARRIES A GUN.
The Bloodthirsty Maiden Who Seeks
Kyrle Ucllcw'H Blood.
NEW YORK , April 29. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] The Chicago police have been
notified that Harriet Coflln , the eccentric
young woman who wants ICyrlo Bellow's
blood , will soon make her appearance in the
Lake City. Tlio proceedings ngalnst Harriet
hnvo been dropped nt the rcqucstof her aunt ,
who hns given word that she will take good
cnro of Harriot. When Miss Coflln went to
Boston In search of Bellow she hnd u pistol
with her. Whether she secured another
weapon for the Chicago trip is not known.
Tlio Chicago police will keep iiHhuip eye on
her movements while in that city. The
slightest hostile demonstration on her pnit
toward Bellow , cither In the theater or on
the street , will result in her iiistniit inc.ircor-
ntlon. Some of Bullew's friends hci o believe
ho will have the theater carefully examined
for the Indy before the curttiiu rises on Mon
For Nebraska : Warmer , fair weather ,
winds becoming light to fresh southeasterly ,
For Iowa : Threatening weather with rain ,
followed In western portion by fair weather ,
rising * temperature , preceded In southeast
portion by fulling temperature , fresh nor-
crly winds becoming light to fresh , variable.
For Eastern nnd Southwestern Dakota :
Warmer , fair weather followed by local
rains , light to fresh southerly winds becom
Fimnlo and Kddlo nro Out.
Nnw YOUK , April .29. | Spccinl Telegram
to the Bin.J : Edward D. Pi ice ceased yes
terday afternoon to bo the manager of Fun-
nio Dnveupoit. In his place Mr. Mare Klnw ,
who for some years has been identified with
the Interests of Kfllo Ellbler , begins to-day
nnd will pilot the tour of Davenport to the
Pacific slope. The intentions of Mr , Price ,
Miss Davenport's husband , nro not Known ,
but ho will have nothing further to do with
the lady's business affairs.
The Whole Train Rnhhod.
CITV op MEXICO , ( Vis Gulvoston ) April
29. Friday evening n passenger train on the
Inter-Oceanic railway was stopped by four
teen highwaymen three miles beyond Irolo-
The passengers and train men were system-
ntleally robbed. Tlio company lost $3,000
srotn a treasure box.
An Immense ) Grain Fleet.
CHICAGO , April 29. Tlio great t grain.
fleet that ever left Chicago for the cast
btiu ted to-day. It consisted of ninety sl.\
\csselij , canyny over four and a half million
HORRIBLE BSD IN A BARN ,
A Mysterious Double Murder On a
NO CLEW TO THE PERPETRATORS.
The Bodies of nn Old Woman nnd Her
Grandson Discovered After They
llml llccn Missing .For
Nearly n Month.
A Sickening Tragedy.
COI.OIUDO SI-HINDS , Colo. , April 29. [ Spo-
clnl Telegram to the BKK. ] Yesterday a
ranchman by the name of S. K. Harris , and ,
n Mrs. Beach , mndo a ghastly find on a ranch
n mile and n half northwest of EdgortoB
station , For several months past an old Indy
by the name of Kearney and her grandson ,
about eight years old , named Hand , have
been living on the ranch which is In a very
desolate place , somewhat removed from the
line of travel. The nearest neighbors were
an old couple , who resided about four hun
dred yards from the house. Just a month
ago to-morrow Mrs. Kearney and the boy vis.
itcd the old people , who stated that they
wcro then apparently enjoying good health.
About a week ago they noticed that there
was no evidence of Ufa about the Kearney
house , nnd supposed the old lady nnd boy
had loft the country. They spoke about the
matter to Bomo neighborsone of whom wrote
MM. Kearney's relatives at St. Louis to know
what had become of her. A few days ago
the neighbors received n letter from St. Louis-
stating that nothing was known of her where
abouts and that no word had been received
from her since the middle of March. Yester
day a telegram was received for Mrs. Kear
ney , but when the messenger rode to the-
much to deliver It , he found all the doors
locked nnd the place apparently deserted.
This morning , shortly before noon , Mr.
Harris went to the Edgcrton postqfllco ex
pecting to receive n letter from Mrs. Kear
ney's relatives in St. Louis. Instead of that ,
ho met Mrs. Beach , ono of her daughters )
who arrived on the train. In the afternoon
they proceeded to the ranch with the Inten
tion of making n thorough search of the
premises. Arriving at the place they found
the doors locked inside. After forcing ono
of the doors they entered tlio house. Noth
ing unusual was noticed about the arrange
ments of the Interior of the building. The
lady , however , was of the opinion that tlip
house had been runsackcd , as there \yerc-
some signs of disorder in the rooms.
Finding nothing in or about the house that
would explain the absence of the former oo-
cupunts , the searchers repaired to a small
stable near the building , where they made a-
horrible discovery. In ono corner of a
small grain room lay the body of the old lady ,
badly decomposed. From the unnatural po
sition of the body It was judged that it had
been thrown into the corner. Owing to the *
advanced stage of decomposition about the
head , it was impossible to distinguish any
marks of violence there , and It was thought
best not to disturb the body until the coroner
In another corner of the room was a feed
box , which in the examination revealed an
other horrible sight. In It was the body of
the little boy. which had been literally
Jammed Into it. The box was not large
enough to contain the entire body , and ono
foot was found protrudlngfrom it. The
"uTiy-cf ftc * "Culv" Trvas o"ibojllyidpcopi- -
liosod as thutof thoold lady , and blood could
bo plainly scon on the neck ; which apparently
had proceeded from some kind of a wound.
The coroner will leave for the ranch at on&o.
This is oue of the most' mysterious affair
that ever occurred in this county. The num-
her of suspicious circumstances surrounding'
it would clearly indicate foul play and not
suicide. The old Indy nnd the boy have been
in the habit of taking nn occasional trip to
Denver to bo gene days at a time , so the fact
that the house remained closed did not at first/
arouse suspicion that anything was wrong )
If she hud any motive for committing : suicide ,
it is not icvcalcd by anything she has ever
said or written. If she killed herself she
must have deliberately murdered the boy
befoi o doing so. Several ycais ago the boy'a
father committed suicide in this city by tak
ing morphine , and the old lady was very
much shocked at the time. She has taken ,
cure of the boy nearly over since. About
three weeks ago ono of the Hniris brothers ,
who lives within n mile nnd a half of the
Kearney ranch , heard several shots fired ,
apparently nt the ranch. Ho attached no
particular significance to them nt the time ,
but since the finding of tlio bodies he cannot
help associating them with the death of tha
old Indy and the boy.
A STRIKER AIU11IEREI > .
A Scab KiiKlneer KIllH n Brotherhood
Man nt Galetibur ,
GAiisiifitn , 111. , April 29. The only thing
talked of here to-night Is the killing of Her
bert Newell and the dangerous wounding of
George Cable , both "Q" strikers , by Hcdborg ,
ono of the new "Q" firemen. The sliootintf
occuncd last night close to Hedbcrg's houso.
The murderer is In the county Jail , to guard
which extra precautions have been taken.
While the strikers suy they intend to let the
law take its com so , there Is n deep uudct
current of feeling that may pioduco violence.
Hcdbcrg claims lie was assaulted by Newell
and Cable when on ills way homo. Ho
drew his revolver and lliod twice.
Tlio llrst ball passed thiough Nowell's
heart and the second struck Cubic in
the center of the forehead , glnncing around
the skull and Issuing behind the car.
Thcio was but one eye witness the wife
of ono of the new engineers , Klio partly cor-
roboiutcs Hcdberg's story. There Is coiisid
crnblo testimony iignlnBt * Hcdberg to bo
developed. It will bo sworn that wlilla
in a reel room u rhoi t time before the shoot
ing lie made the threat ho would Bhoot any
num who followed him. It is alleged Newell
nnd Ciiblo were on the way to Alderman ,
Erkkson'b house to IIMC him to como to a
caucus , and that they did not follow Hodbciff
or did not stnitn row with him Newell was
ono of tlio oldest engineers on the HuiJIngton ,
und leaves u family.
A Countable Killed liy OntlnwH.
Ci.ovKitDAi.n , Cain. , April 29. The Lnke-
port btago wns robbed yesterday a few mllea
from here. When the news was received
Constttbjo CrJglcr and Samuel Allen started
In pursuit and ovcitook the robbers in the
mountains. A light ensued , Criglcr was
killed nnd the robbers escaped , A posse ia
Ono of Them Will Die.
HUGOTO ? ? , Kim. , April 29. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bnn.J James Sidllnger , while
driving cattle through to Colorado , became
involved 'In n quarrel with a farmer named
Clay , who uceuscd him of driving on * some
cattlo. A light followed , in which Cloy
stabbed Sldllngur In the back while Slilllngei-
shot Clny through the shoulder. Sldlingci'
will dio. Cluy mounted his iioreo and lied. '
prove Her Hey Id Buloidc.
PiTTMiuio , Pa. , April 29. [ Special Tcle-
fjram to the BEE , ] Mrs , Charles Snyder , liv
ing near Giovo City , Mercer county , chas
tised her son Saturday evening because ha
refused to do the chores. Ho threatened to
hung himself but his mother paid no atten
tion to the tin eat. Later she went to tlio
barn and found that the boy hud carried out
his threat. Ho died almost immediately
after being cut down.
Let Jlln 1'rlhone.r Escape.
SCDAI.U , Mo. , April 29. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKE. ] Deputy Ellis Smith per-
rnlttcd ills. prisoner , George Tilloii , who lu
charged with the robbery of Mrs. A. J.
Campbell of this place , to escape by crawli
hiK ll'rough tliu window of the closet while
tnu train WAS uiuier full headway. Ho waa
Ii'lo : ; from Sprnnftleld , where Uo
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